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live where you live, this is abc 7 news. >> all right. get those umbrellas ready. we are just hours away from a series of storms that will drench the bay area. good evening. thanks for joining us. i'm dan ashley, and i'm ama daetz. downpours are possible with possible power outages. >> sandhya patel is here with live doppler 7. >> let's take a look at live doppler. no rain on our radar right now, but that will be changing quickly. just hours away, back-to-back storms for the weekend. the first one comes in tomorrow morning. the second one sunday night. on our storm impact scale, both are level 2 storms, moderate strength storms from 3/4 on the 1.5 inch of rain expected. wettest spots 1 to 3 inches. gusts to 45 miles per hour and over the peaks even higher winds means the potential is there for power outages. there is even the possibility of
thunderstorms. 5:30, that rain is moving in. the winds are kicking up. 8:00 a.m. right across the heart of the bay. and as we head into the latter part of the morning, the rainfall intensity could be briefly heavy, leading to potential minor flooding on the roadways. mount tam gusting to 47 miles per hour. the winds are increasing in the hills. wind advisory covering all of the by area as the southerly winds ramp up tomorrow. there is that potential for downed trees and power lines. i'll be back with the rest of your hour-by-hour rain timeline to let you know if your weekend is going to be a washout. dan? >> very good. sandh sandhya, thank you so much. you can check the weather conditions in your area using the abc 7 news app. it features live doppler 7 and the ability to customize the forecast where you live. breaking news out of west oakland now. there is an active scene at center and 11th streets where police are investigating a triple homicide. it happened just about two hours ago. police say all three victims were adult men. officers could be seen searching inside a car at that scene.
there's no word yet on what may have led up to the shooting, and no arrests have been made. a massive shake-up could be in the works for pg&e. the utility is reportedly looking to sell its natural gas division to cover potential wildfire liability costs. that news sent shares of the utility plunging 20% in after-hours trading today. abc 7 news reporter carlos salcedo is in the newsroom with more on this story. carlos? >> that's right, dan. pg&e could face huge losses if found guilty of causing several of the devastating and destructive wildfires from last year, including the camp fire. let's go ahead and show you the story. pg&e is facing billions of dollars in liability if found responsible for a series of deaddly oringal of its gas assets using the money to fund massive payouts. >> by spinning off their gas and electric systems, i think they will become a size that they can manage. i think what we've seen over the last few years is they've been
too big to succeed. we saw that after san bruno, and we're seeing it after the fires. >> state senator jerry hill has been critical of the utility giant. he welcomes a split. the question is who would buy it? >> they don't have much of a system to sale. no one wants a gas system. their electric system much more attractive than their gas system. >> the company is also reportedly looking to sale some of its real estate assets like at san francisco headquarters. >> if you're talking about selling your assets at a very reduced rate obviously to cover some expenses, it's just not going to work. >> former san bruno mayor is disappointed with this possibility given pg&e's track record. in a statement to abc 7 on friday, the company said the pg&e board was reviewing structural options to best position pg&e to implement necessary changes while meeting customer and operational needs. >> i think a lot of their hearts are in the right place, but it's structural. it's been going on for many years. and it's going take many years
to correct. >> and it's important to note that. investigators have not determined the cause of the massive wildfire that destroyed the town of paradise in november, but speculation has centered on pg&e. in the newsroom, carlos salcedo, abc 7 news. >> all right, carlos, thank you. college football fever is taking over the south bay. earlier tonight, the two teams going head to head in the college football play-off national championship game touched down in san jose. that is clemson on the left and of course alabama then on the right. abc 7 news reporter amanda del castillo is live in downtown san jose with details on the fan frenzy. >> hey, ama, we are at discovery meadow park here in downtown san jose where thousands just cleared out after tonight's free concert. this is part of a weekend long series. the craze over college football may be unfamiliar to us, but it is a big deal for alabama and clemson fans, many of whom traveled across the country to take home that championship
title. college football national championship weekend is here. the alabama crimson tide and crimson tigers kick off sunday night, but the fans are already getting started. >> roll tide! >> here kitty kitty, we're coming to get you. >> clemson, ♪ >> the turf is down at san pedro square for end zone alley. plaza day cesar chavez transformed. across the street, it's play-off fan central at the san jose convention center. and across the city, it's red and orange. >> oh, there is nothing like tiger energy. nothing like clemson energy. >> that energy fist felt when this 45-foot-high espn billboard touched down at almaden and park. for more than a week, it has been home to superfans to nancy. what many feel they're bringing into the bay area. >> y'all are missing out on the spirit. it's all love. this is carolina right here,
south carolina. conway, clemson, anderson, the whole area, you know? >> we all love college football. on the way out here we were talking about this is our seventh national championship we've gone to in the past ten years. so this is kind of what we do. >> until the big match on monday, focus is on the fans. ♪ the activity lasts all weekend long and days end with a star-studded lineup of performers taking the stage for the free outdoor concert series. and you can get in on the action too. according to ticket iq secondary market tickets for monday night's game start at just $126. reporting live from discovery meadow park in downtown san jose, amanda del castillo, abc 7 news. >> thank you, amanda. clemson and alabama face off monday night at levi's stadium. you can watch the college football play-off national championship on our sister network, espn at 5:00 p.m. well, more tha a thousand
people attended steph curry's party at the fox theater tonight. >> despite some confusion over the free tickets earlier in the week, katie utehs is live at the theater where the concert is under way. katie? >> questions like when are the tickets available, is it free or not, those were all up in the air this week. but despite all that confusion, the fox theater was packed with fans. everyone who wanted to get in, did. and some people even lined up at dawn to make sure they got their spot. >> hey! hundreds lined up outside oakland's fox theater for steph curry's party. 10-year-old jc reed even skipped school and sported his new curry 6 shoe. >> i jump super high and run super fast. >> others stepped up their waiting game to guarantee admission. >> i got here at 5:00, i came here to spectate and make sure nobody was in line. i come back at 10:00, and i was first in line. >> the party was billed as a celebration of curry's ten years
in oakland. >> he ain't that old. he still look young. >> the promise of tickets to the party featuring musical like mista fab and q 40 drew people to a store earlier this week, but it was closed. then people learned they had to buy merchandise for the tickets. >> i'm really disappointed, because i came down with such joy and excitement. >> curry intervened and said the tickets would be free, to the relief of warriors fans who are sad to see the team leave oakland next year. >> it's a little bittersweet to be out here in oakland right now, but i'm feeling good right now. >> about a dozen bay area high school basketball teams were also in attendance. they were bussed in by under armour. the event has just wrapped up. tonight was also oakland's first friday event. katie utehs, abc 7 news. >> katie, thank you so much. a woman who allegedly attacked a jogger at an oakland park earlier this week is now in
custody. police arrested 19-year-old oakland resident alma today. investigators say the jogger defended herself with pepper spray when the suspect's dog attacked her. the suspect then attacked and bit the victim, causing significant wounds, authorities say. she is due in court on monday morning. there are new developments in the efforts to pick san francisco's transbay transit center. it's been closed for more than 100 days since two fissures were discovered in steel beams. the transbay joint powers authority says a repair design has been approved by the metropolitan transportation commission. now a construction schedule has to be finalized, which should happen this month. we'll keep you updated on the timeline. a lot more to come here. a stark warning from president trump. he says the government shutdown could last for months, maybe even years. how the democrats are responding. governor-elect gavin newsom gets sworn in on monday, and now we know where he will live.
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i don't think it will, but i am prepared. >> but democrats demanding an end to the shutdown before they'll debate border security. >> don't hold millions of americans, hundreds of thousands of workers hostage. open up the government and let's continue the discussions. >> 800,000 federal employees furloughed or working without pay. the president was asked what is his message to them. >> the people that won't get next week's pay or the following week's pay, i think if you ever really looked at those people, i think they'd say mr. president, keep going. this is far more important. >> abc news has learned the president is considering a different path to getting his border wall. >> have you considered using emergency powers to grant yourself authorities to build this wall without congressional approval? and second -- >> yes, i have. >> you have? >> yes, i have. and i can do it if i want. >> so you don't need congressional approval? >> no, absolutely. we can call a national emergency
because of the security of our country. >> both sides say staffers will continue discussions over the weekend, but it's the president and congressional leaders who must agree to end the stalemate. lynda lopez, abc news, new york. preparations are under way for the inauguration of california's new governor gavin newsom. crews were setting up an overhang outside the west steps of the state capitol. the event will take place monday at 11:00 a.m. newsom also announced today he will be moving into the governor's mansion in sacramento. movers were hauling off governor brown's things today. we'll bring you live coverage of the inauguration on air and online at abc7news.com. and as governor jerry brown prepares to leave office, join us for a special program on sunday. we have an in-depth interview with the governor about his political career and his legacy. that is sunday at 12:30 p.m. right here on abc 7. a college era video showing congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez dancing made waves on conservative social media
this week. the clip of ocasio-cortez went viral when an anonymous right-wing twitter account shared the clip in an apparent attempt to mock her. it appears to be an edited version of a 2010 youtube video of boston university students doing the breakfast club dance. many were quick to defend ocasio-cortez after the video got more than five million views, saying it was just a young college student dancing with her friends. well today look at this. ocasio-cortez posted this new video on twitter. she points and twins to some music playing in the background, as you can see. the congresswoman then laughs as she enters her new office in the capitol. well, it's going to be a wet weekend with a series of storms. but before the rain, we got to enjoy another round of breathtaking sunsets tonight. it's been a beautiful few days recently. abc 7 news meteorologist sandhya patel joins us with live doppler 7. that's changing, sandhya? >> it is. those sunsets were breathtaking.
we have two storms coming our way this upcoming weekend. now with all the extra clouds, temperatures are running higher than where they were yesterday at this time. you remember the last couple of mornings have been very cold. we're going to get out of that a bit. but there will still be some chilly spots. right now temperatures ranging from 34 in 54 in half moon bay, a good 20-degree spread. from our east hills camera we are looking back towards san francisco. clouds are gathering two. storms coming in this weekend. snow level will be dropping to 4,000 feet, which means places like mt. saint helena could be seeing a light dusting of snow. wet pattern continues into next week. let me show you the weekend storm concerns. minor roadway flooding very high likelihood, especially sunday after tomorrow's storm, that second storm comes in, ground is wet already. it's not going to be able to absorb the water as much. water planing and trees toppling high likelihood. creeks and streams flooding low possibility for the weekend. both storms on our exclusive
impact scale. our level 2 for tomorrow and sunday. rainfalls 3/4 of an inch to 1.5. the wettest locations see about 1 to 3 inches. the gusts up to 45, 60 miles per hour over the peaks means the potential is there for the trees going down. and even some blowing holiday decorations, debris flowing around. thunderstorm possibility there as well with some small hail. hour-by-hour, we're going to show you the wind forecast. 30-mile-per-hour winds along the coast. we're already seeing high winds at the higher elevations right now, gusting to 40 along the coast tomorrow late morning. winds ease, only to pick back up again on sunday. over 30, 40-mile-per-hour winds sunday night going into late sunday night and then the winds will drop back as we head towards monday morning. hour-by-hour 5 a.m. saturday, you see the rain beginning to approach. by 8:00 a.m., you see the rain moving in. the oranges, yellow indicating moderate to heavy rain. briefly heavy means the potential is there for some minor flooding. 11:30, you're still seeing pockets of moderate rain there
at 3:30 in the afternoon, courted showers. isolated thunder can't be ruled out as you see a little bit of sun. it could destabilize the atmosphere. saturday night you have a window with spotty light showers sunday morning. if you want to do outdoor activities, have the umbrella ready. 9:00 a.m. spotty light showers sunday, and then here comes second storm. sunday afternoon at noontime, some heavy rain coming in at 4:00 p.m. the red's indicating that potential for snow as i mentioned sunday afternoon, going into sunday night. and then widespread heavy rain sunday night at 8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m., this continues right on through late sunday night and early monday morning as many of you head back to work, kids back to school, a few scattered light showers are expected. be the showers will be getting out just in time for that big game to get under way. now rainfall potential with the combination of two storms taking you right on through sunday night will be mostly in the 1 to 2-inch category. but some places lower elevations, about 3/4 of an inch. it all turns to snow in the
mountains. winter storm 11:00 a.m. tomorrow above 4,000 feet, expecting up to 50 inches at the highest elevations. travel not recommended. windy tomorrow morning, rain beginning to move in. hi 30s to 50s. afternoons cool, 40s to 50. make sure you have your rain gear. for the big rain, i think the rain moves out. mostly cloudy, breezy monday. 58 degrees dropping to 53 for the college football national championship playoff. accuweather seven-day forecast, level 2 tomorrow and sunday. level 1 monday morning and then some showers tuesday into wednesday. also level 1 systems. so not as strong, but we will dry out on thursday and friday. dan? >> very good. well, we need all the rain. >> absolutely. it is good. >> just if you're wondering, ama is a little under the weather, she is fine, but we'll proceed. you don't need to wait until
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river rock casino. >> good evening. countdown is on to the national championship game. i know the ticket prices are down and maybe expecting some rain, but alabama versus clemson, that is an epic clash you can see. this is the fourth consecutive season these teams will meet in the college footbaltime they'rey for the natty, the title itself. tigers, and the teamsof three arrived today. >> tua! tua! tua! >> that's the man, tua tagovailoa. went from unknown kid from hawaii to a national star. we'll see if he can beat clemson on a bad ankle and maybe a wet field at levi's stadium on monday night. you already know it with australia bad pro football season in the bay area. poof today. the all pro teams named raiders and niners combined for one guy on the second team. george kittle, 88 catches, five tds. most of the year undrafted free agent as his quarterback. kit well a breakout game against denver. against denver, 210 yards. was beaten out by the chiefs'
travis kelce for first time honors. you know this is nhl wild card weekend. we've got the colts and the texans right here on abc 7 tomorrow at 1:30. hey, i get my icing of the game, right? how cute is she? hosting usc in the pac-12 women's opener. alana smith with 14 points in the first half of the cardinal. usc led by two at the break. kiana williams, herb fourth three of the night. kiana is my daughter's name. i wish she had a crossover like this kiana who went for 22 we'd have a stanford scholarship. cal lost to ucla in overtime. >> who do you think can succeed here? what type of characteristics should ucla look for in the next coach? >> barack obama. >> well i don't think he is going to coach. >> well, you keep saying that. but why? why are you so negative? why do you just turn down?
>> his brother-in-law coached. i'm sticking with barack obama until he says no. >> we haven't heard a no yet. ucla bill walton wit out-of-the-box choice to take over for steve alford. abc 7 sports sponsored by river rock casino. so encouraged by sandhya's no rain forecast today. >> your hair will look good! >> going out like that. >>
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